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protests outside some of its stores as union supporters demanded higher wages and better healthcare for the company's hourly workers. the demonstrators called on those workers to walk off the job but the company reports fewer than 50 of them actually took part in the protests. james rosen is live in landover hills, maryland. james, it sounds like the protest its you covered there was pretty big and well-organized. >> that's right, jon. leaders of this labor action here on the scene told us that the united food and commercial workers union, or ufcw played a huge role here and helped produce the huge turnout here. five chartered buses carrying some 400 protesters rumbled into the parking lot here outside wal-mart store number 5129 in suburban, maryland around 8:30 this morning. they came armed with bull horns, elab bore signs and flags. shouted no justice, no peace. clam norred for better wages and health benefits. bobby williams and a handful of colleagues backed up by contingent of invisible plain clothe security confronted jones about this minister from washington, d.c. jones comma
own with unitedhealthcare, i got help that fit my life. information on my phone. connection to doctors who get where i'm from. and tools to estimate what my care may cost. so i never missed a beat. we're more than 78,000 people looking out for more than 70 million americans. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. current record for an american is is about seven months. i'm shepard smith. this is the fox report. it's the bottom of the hour, time for the top of the news. and the standoff over the so-called fiscal cliff could hurt the economy even if we don't plunge over it. that's the warning from the white house. it says americans may not spend as much during the holidays this holiday season because they're worried about taxes going up in january. if we actually do go over the cliff, the white house says the average middle class family would pay an extra $2,000 or so in taxes next year. officials predict americans will cut back on spending even more and slow down the economic recovery. it's the top story at the bottom of the hour. ed henry is on it. lawmakers getting back to work t
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healthcare premiums skyrocket year after year. unfair labor is being denied the hours needed to support your family. >> historically, the plaintiff's bar has viewed wal-mart as being a place where employees are exploited, low paid, long working hours no job security. >> for its part the united food and commercial workers union says wal-mart is just grasping at straws here, greg. >> greg: they make about $10 to $11 an hour which is fairly consistent with retail. we have been waiting for a ruling from the national labor relations board. do we have any idea how that ruling might go? >> well, the math does not bode well for wal-mart. the nlrb is presently comprised of three board members. three democrats and one republic. of the democrats two were placed on the boarded by president obama as recess appointments. the complaint here was filed in little rock. it's the memphis regional office of the nlrb that has handled the investigation thus far. they have been deposing witnesses and reviewing documents typically a complaint like this takes about six weeks to adjudicate. the board said it could pro
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